Deal with the arguments pro and con on public vs. private ways of managing healthcare allocation. Who should be responsible for providing healthcare, the individual, employer, or the society through the state? Should we mandate coverage or leave it voluntary? Should access to adequate healthcare be a right? Why has the A.M.A. and other special interests fought against socialized medicine? Are physicians right to continue to favor a private, free market approach to healthcare or should they switch to a system which guarantees universal access, particularly coming to the rescue of the least well-off, not just those on welfare but also the working poor who usually don’t have healthcare benefits through their employer? Are doctors letting their patients down by opposing universal coverage? Are they putting their own interests first by not only protecting their own income but also their professional autonomy, which includes the power to determine the fees? Should we regard the talents and abilities of health-care professionals as common assets to be used for the benefit of society as a whole or as marketable skills belonging the the providers as individuals to dispose of as they see fit? Give reasons for holding your view.